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July 4th. Because everyone should have fireworks on their wedding day

Wow, what a week! My assistant, Brittney, decided to get married with less than twenty-four hours notice. (No, she's not pregnant. Yes, she IS spontaneous. And...she's also our daughter. We have a lovely, complicated, calabash family. I'd need a flow chart to explain our crazy family tree, but it's wonderful).

The happy couple opted for July 4th which just happens to be my very favorite holiday of all holidays, so a pyrotechnic party was already in the works. Plus the irony of getting hitched on Independence Day—what's not to love?

Britt and Matt have a good friend who is also an ordained minister and he did a fantastic job with the nuptials. What kind of minister? I'm not sure but my kids call him Reverend Hippie, so that totally works for me.

A few days later, after sweeping up the tossed rice and firework debris, I celebrated my birthday by signing my name a bazillion times. Okay, actually it was only 11,500 times, but IT FELT LIKE A BAZILLION. The signatures were on tip-in cards which go to a book bindery and get stitched into copies of Songs of Willow Frost. So if you happen to walk into your local bookery and see a book bearing my name and a chop (Chinese stamp) just think of it as a birthday wish from my sore, swollen hand to your heart.

In other news, the book tour is lining up nicely, including a stop in Portland where I'll be one of the headliners for Wordstock. As always, more detail to come. 

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Reader Comments (4)

Congratulations to Britt!

I can't wait to read "Willow Frost". Is Boston on your list?
July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrew
Thanks :)

No Boston this time. Maybe with the trade paperback comes out. Though I'm going to be in Boston in about a month, just picking up my son from Berklee.
July 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
My office is roughly 100 steps from the Berklee School of Music. I'm sure I've passed by your son a million times at Trader Joes on Boyston St.

Visit Bukowski's near Berklee. It's where local Writers hang out--published or aspiring. I highly recommend the White Trash Cheese Dip.
July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrew
He's still in high school, there for the 5-Week Performance Program. Hopefully he'll get in next year. And you had me at Bukowski's.
July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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